Me playing often at Night !_installation, connection to a mac is plug and play. The keys of the SL88 Grand seem cheaper, lighter (the wood sides are only a thin veneer on a plastic key, included for appearance only), and more prone to wiggle or move than those of the VPC 1, although the VPC 1 does incorporate a standard (for acoustic pianos) pin and felt-covered hole technique to anchor the middle of the keys, which allows a little (predictable, solid) movement, which I found preferable. I can put them to use where the speakers are useless to me. The black is fine, so it doesn't really matter. Not to mention that hammer action keys are really expensive compared to semi-weighted keys. Of course I can't find the thread. It seems that TP40WOOD is much better than TP100 according to what you said. An action of a DP is made for triggering the intern sound engine at its best. Additionally, the keyboard offers a key-balance function, offering a balance between white and black keys or to fine-tune each key individually. I'd like to point anyone interested in this keyboard to some interesting thoughts from Lachnit, especially related to the concept of the VPC1. Choosing between the Kawai MP11 and the Kawai VPC1 can be difficult. [EDIT] It also seems to send the same value across splits using duplicate messages. I use also a SL88Grand since 1.5 years. Page 28 003 RHODX MARK I MOVE DOWN il menù dove si trovano le 007 JAZZ SETUP DELETE 022 PIANO + ORGAN funzioni MOVE UP, MOVE 009 SYNTH SETUP DOWN o DELETE all‘interno dei 30 Programs asociabili. Modartt user forum » Pianoteq user forum » Notes on new Studiologic SL88 Grand - pretty impressed. And I prefer the slightly heavier keys of the SL88 over the VPC1. I used to use an RD-700 as well but sold it. Unlike the Acuna, this seems to be limited to just the AT channel in the SL, as the sticks and variable pedals all seem as immediate as I am able to discern. No rattles, clunks, stickiness, slow or irregular spots. Semi-weighted – this type of action introduces a bit of weight to the keys so they don’t feel as quick or “springy” as the synth action. Love it_the three joysticks became btw. I only tried it in the store. HIFIMIDI. Get the latest price From: Amazon. Master Keyboard. To get a better action, you need to spend a lot more. all great. Seems to be there just for mass, preventing a hollow plastic feel/sound, and appearance from the side. only Pinaoteq ! Home » Keyboards » Best 88 Key MIDI Controllers in 2019, By Emma, in I agree with you as I too find so very little bad  that is both recent and cannot be traced back to another person. Page 29 3 pedali da un‘unica connessione. AFAIK Lachnit uses the Fatar TP/40Wood, same as in the SL88 Grand, as a base for their keyboard, but of course modify the sensor technology (the measure the speed of the hammer as opposed to having three switches pressed by the key itself). But does it feel as piano-like? Veamos el cara a cara: We're here to help. Live I can layer 4 sounds over 4 midi channels and control them with the multifunction button. so i had to deactivate the far left controller but it is sending out now nevertheless.This IS a problem here, but just when i map midiCC controllers in ableton Live. Arturia KeyLab Essential 88. And secondly, as pointed out by Neil Haydock, not all pianos feel the same so naturally, not all piano emulations are going to feel the same. Still $900 vs $2500 is a big difference in price. Using the Roland A800 Pro until now as such I keep missing the (piano)key action.... ;-) regards, @b. Te comento como está construido este post. Another option i'd like to suggest (and still cheaper than RD2000) from my current setup is to get an SL88GRAND and a NEKTAR P1 controller, if you use a DAW or MainStage live. AFAIK Fatar's version doesn't support high-resolution velocities - you'd need special sensors for that, like the ones Lachnit uses (but sure, they cost a fortune). The SL88 Grand is on my short list to replace my Roland RD-150. Some of the links presented are affiliate links. They also use Fatar keybeds, but they tune them and it somehow makes them even nicer and quieter. SL88 and M audio hammer 88 seem to be the best keyboards in this price range. Does either of them support CC#88 high resolution? If you were debating the piano-specific authenticity of an SL88 vs the longer-fulcrumed all-wood action of a VPC1 and the price and size wasn't an issue, I don't think anyone would steer you away from the Kawai. The other problem was much less serious, but the felt under the keys would wear out and need to be replaced. Graded hammer action – this is essentially the same as the regular hammer action with the exception that lower note keys feel heavier than higher note keys. But you need the controllers that 2000 has, yeah? I'm quite happy thus far. Yes, you make a good point. Keep this in mind while reading all sort of people either parsing or bashing keyboards online. Ive always heard SL88 to be a long lived recommended keyboard with hammer action. This time we’re going to look at a few more options, at different budget levels and see what each of them bring to the table. But the Vivo s9 fatar action was on par with the rd200 and p515.. ... Or one can save a significant amount of money by purchasing a studiologic SL88 grand or a Doepfer LMK2+/4+ midi controller with similar or superior Fatar actions and use them with VSTs. I/we, as pianists have finally reached the point where we are discussing the escapement design of a keybed. I got very good at tracking down craft shops and repairing the units. If anyone has a velocity curve setting for their SL88 Grand for pianoteq, I'd love to share it. It may be just a matter of personal preferences and budget. One nice thing about it is that it’s quite compact and light compared to other keyboards in this range. The first one is spring loaded on both axes, so it returns in the center if you stop applying pressure on it. M-Audio Hammer 88 vs Kawai VPC1. 2 Reply by eriks 04-01-2018 13:07 If there is velocity response variation, it's in the ballpark enough for me not to notice. If you are looking for both hammer action and other ‘regular’ features, the KeyLab might be the way to go for you. Studiologic SL88 Grand USB MIDI Keyboard Controller, 88-Key. Being used to old accoustics I really appreciate the feeling of the keys (ivory fake, but works very well for me), and the action is great and works very well. Synth musicians might prefer this type of action for quick synth play. Here you can see an exploded view of the RD 2000 keyboard from Roland, as a comparison: https://digitalpianobestreview.com/tag/...vs-rd-800/But since there might be two reasons for using real wood in a digital piano except for decoration, one is the particular stiffness of wooden keys, the other the distribution of weight in the keys, the design of the RD 2000 actually could make sense (and then also this kind of "veneer" in the SL88). • The 'Ivory Touch' keycaps are a lot better than I expected. I understand your concerns about old Fatar keyboards if you look into the interiour, but if you compare how the current keyboards are built, the  TP40/Wood used mainly metal structures and the hammer itself is quite bigger. ), _i went for the SL88Grand as it is quasi the same size/width as a Kronos 73. Another reason you might not want this kind of keyboard is space. The SL88 (nicely) has triple sensors, but the velocity response varied too much from key to key, with some of them being a lot “hotter” (louder under similar finger pressure) than others. 18 . never had a better computer control ergonomie. You kind of need to pay attention to what you are touching so you don’t use the wrong joystick. This issue can be addressed with the SL88 MIDI editor software, of which there is a version for Windows and Apple Mac (but not Linux, which I use). Between the X/Y sticks on the SL88 and the Faders/Buttons/Knobs on the P1, I think I have live control covered. - I bought the SLP3-D pedal board, but it does not work for me, I have switched back to the Roland DP-10. I will also add that the SL Editor is a touch finicky; I had to guess at which connection setup would allow the app to connect to the keyboard successfully (SL Grand Port 2, in my case), and it does not like my Wacom tablet. I am excited to embark on a new adventure with the Studiologic SL88 Grand and will be highlighting it along with my upcoming reviews. It’s just the impression I got from various photos, videos and descriptions of the keyboard action online. The keys are semi-weighted on this one as well, but the keyboard has a lot more features than the previous M-Audio. I think that the SL88 is a great bargain and a nice keyboard at that price. I have had a few issues with key sensibility, but as it is possible to adjust this on a key-by-key basis I have adjusted to my likings, and have no complaints now. A new addition to the M-audio line of products and so far you can’t really find complaints. The SL88 seems to be MIDI-over-USB class compliant; I have the editor installed now, but if I remember correctly, it didn't install any drivers. First, you either want to properly learn how to play or already know how to play. ), see: http://www.flkeys.at/FLKFaqEng.htmlwhere they have some interesting points about a "piano-like" keyboard like the VPC1 versus a more "optimized" keyboard for a digital setup, and why the decided to go for the Fatar variant. Ok, I mentioned this only, to remind you that also in the world of acoustic pianos there are BIG differences in the touch of keys. In conclusion, there is something for everybody, for every need and every budget, what remains is for you to decide what you are looking for what is your budget and what you may be able to compromise to get there. There's a fair bit of negative feedback floating around for this model and I'm pleased to say mine shows no signs of corroborating any of it. Would love to get any RECENT experience of the StudioLogic SL88 Grand (with the Fatar TP40/WOOD keyboard) that people on the forum have, or even just experience of other instruments using the TP40/WOOD keybed. It's not a molded-in texture like Roland's but a nice matte finished, dense-feeling plastic/composite with very subtle mottling. To quote the company “No knobs, wheels, buttons or displays. SL88 Grand. Stick 2 is spring-loaded in X direction only. really_the acoustic sound of the keybed, resonances, is louder than the Kronos was, and is in the Loudness range where i have to begin to be concerned *here in my Appartement* which has NO noise insulation vs. Neighbours. BTW I did read somewhere that the SL88 Grand display is available from electronics parts houses is inexpensive and easily replaceable. That said, this keyboard looks very promising. Whereas my previous controller would just come back up with a system message informing a new MIDI input had been added, the SL seems to stay offline until Logic is restarted. M-Audio Hammer 88 vs Kawai VPC1. The one thing I’m not really convinced is the shape/size of these sticks. You can’t really say that for many keyboards. You get this controller for the action and here is a video of two of Kawai actions. Synths and midi controllers emulate pianos and naturally, some people also want the feel of a piano. If you want a keyboard with sounds, speakers and all that look for a digital piano. They also have a great support system where I can buy parts which is a plus. Though i *wanted* to love it, I hate it, mostly because I do care about aftertouch and the SL88 grand appears only to be capable of on/off and nothing in between. never had issues. a VERY useable feature for me since i have now also Ableton live ( beside the CC11 piss issue ).i find their feel good enough and the concept a good compromise ( some springloaded, some not)the positioning is perfect for me. The wood seems to be a solid slab sandwiched between the plastic key mechanism (bottom) and the ivory feel stuff on the top and front. TP100 is overall not a really good action, TP40 (Wood or not) is much better. Though i play almost daily an hour or so Piano with Pianoteq. If you'd like to see the TP40/Wood action in action (though here the version modified by Lachnit with the light sensors), have a look at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzjGfjB4fyc. Actually, any time an alert tries to pop up (e.g. The M-Audio Hammer 88 MIDI Keyboard is priced at €422/£366/ $419 and the Kawai VPC1 is priced at €1,268/£1,168/ $1,295. Only noticeable if you're really looking for it. At home I'm currently playing my old Dopefer LMK3 with a Fatar TP10 keyboard from the early 90s (I didn't use it from about 1995 to 2015, so it's not that I used it for 35 years; sadly). (Image credit: StudioLogic) The SL88 comes in Studio and Grand flavors, differing only in their actions. I'd be weary of purchasing this board if I were in the market. This happens all the time and in the scheme of things it's usually a small handful of people who make a lot of noise and it gets picked up in the various groups and spirals out of control. £709. It seems straightforward enough in use, the custom velocity curves are nice to handle in the keyboard rather than in each software instrument. The SL88 is purpose-built for serious players. I only tried it in the store. You also get the necessary connections, a 5pin midi output, and inputs for sustain, soft and expression. If you need the controllers, it's obvious where to go (and by extension, RD-2000 is a better controller since it allows for more than 4 parts that SL-Grand has). Studiologic SL88 Studio comes with a power adapter, and small profile ps100 pedal. Many keyboards have a hammer action, and they fell great, just not really like a piano as most people would expect it. The P1 has been great for transport control, layer controls, automatic parameter assignments have been amazing. Just in case if it's true and makes a difference to know.... On Linux Mint 19.2 (Cinnamon) I can get the Studiologic SL Editor to run (under Wine 4.0.2) and connect, and can change some of the settings (on an SL73 in my case), but not the key balance - because it tries to display an alert indicating that changing this setting is global. I fully agree, have had the Grand for two years now, and I am still very happy with it. Overall a great option if you want a manageable, good feeling, keyboard. It’s definitely not for the usual beat maker but for somebody who takes his piano skills seriously and wants that feeling of authenticity. The 3 onboard X/Y sticks are great. And so, keyboard manufactures came up with solutions to bring the feeling of keys closer to that of a real piano. I hadn't been able to try one before buying (no one in CA seems to stock them) and the closest I'd been able to get was going back and forth between an A-88 and VPC1 at one of the big box stores. And whatever I have around for spare pedals for soft/sostenuto. Thank you Stephen for your detailed review. If you are serious about playing a keyboard or composing you are inevitably going to look for a full, 88 key controller at some point. For more information, visit the Studiologic website. Thank you again for posting. Keys, Weights, and Hammers. Beeing otherwise at home at experimental electronic music works. The action is superb, I simply love how it feels under the fingers more so than the Kawai VPC1 which is lighter. I'm torn between the RD-2000 and the SL88 Grand. _The software editor/programmer feels at some point also just cheap. How was it to connect SL88 with your computer? The decidedly limited role the wood plays in the action was the main reason I hadn't really rushed out to buy one of these, but in use here it plays nicely and feels reassuringly solid to me. Very sad IMHO. They are small, with precious little travel and a pronounced dead spot in the center for the spring-loaded axes (nearly impossible to sweep through it without pause). • The control sticks (pitch mod, etc) are very flexible in capability but seem likely to be problematic in use. I live on Eastern Long Island so it's a 2 hour car ride for me but I'll take the wife's soccer mom special minivan just in case I buy. sorry, be warned, my comments came out VERY long:(people interested to test one in a shop: please read the first three sentences. This way do i get a low third and a low fifth when playing in C#m key, which i mostoften do.Together with some Tone reprogramming in Pianoteq Pro do i get fantastic sounding low notes out !its awesome to have a somehow extended keyrange with this simple trick.makes a difference for what i do with a Piano. Studiologic SL88 Grand. Thank you Stephen for the sensitive review! No chance to place the VPC1 herenwhich i liked to have._I was shocked in the first minutes when i played my new SL88Grand. The mechanics works fine. This would be a great replacement for your pitch on one axis and something else on the other axis. Show all. The typical use for this stick is pitch and modulation control. I think I'm going to head to B&H in NYC and give the StudioLogic a try. Even more interesting is that all of these joysticks act differently. I have again noticed the small delay in AT events following a key strike but am not familiar enough with AT to know if this is normal (I assume there must be some standard method of separating AT pressure from key strike force). One of my previous boards was a Stage 88 and I can tell you firsthand that the action was a previous generation TP40 (sans wood). There is really no point in having the full length of keys just to play simple lines with a few notes. I think that the VPC 1 is more well-designed from the point of view of a person who prefers acoustic pianos, and more naturally or traditionally responsive to finger pressure and strokes. Hammer 88 vs studiologic sl88 When you buy products through links across our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Although I strongly prefer the VPC 1, I generally like Fatar and their keyboards, and disliked Kawai’s early attempts at MIDI pianos/controllers and found them sluggish and frustrating (Kawai’s modern MIDI keyboards are greatly improved). It has a lot of what the VPC-1 has but at a lower price point: Graded action Wooden keysIvory feelTriple sensor. The metal case/covering of the SL88 is fairly thin and not rigid, and can deform somewhat over time with even a relatively minor weight of a laptop computer or computer keyboard and mouse placed on top of it, and juding from photos of the action I’m not sure exactly what causes the following, but part of the case seems to be very close to and contact part of the action under weight, causing a few keys to make a sound or even stick a little. If you can afford the Kawai, get the Kawai. Si quieres saber más sobre esta opción pulsa en el siguiente enlace para ver la ficha de la Studiologic SL88 Grand review. I’ve come to expect those to be on the left edge of the keyboard or somewhere around there, but they are not. It replaced an Ensoniq KS-32 I had which had the TP-10 or similar action you posted above. Personally, I would go for a Nord Stage action (any which one), but that seems excessive for only the keys. An optical sensor that you can wave your hand over and control various parameters doing so. 3 user reviews on Kawai VPC 1. It think the sliders and built in sounds in the RD2000 make it worth the difference in price between it and the FP-90. ... Kawai VPC1 Virtual Piano Controller Keyboard, 88-Key. The RD2000 came close as combination of controls, decent sounds, & keybed feel. Keyboards. Not a big concern for me...especially since I'm currently running it on bus power rather than the wall plug. Last update: August 13, 2019. My impression is that there are actually about 5 people actually who had some QC issues with the SL88, everyone else just refers to them because there aren't so much long-term reviews of the SL88 Grand (Torsten B. Hagemann for your periodic updates). That said, Logic doesn't seem happy if the board is unplugged or power cycled during a session. Besides the keyboard, you also get the usual pitch and mod wheels, transport controls, 10 rotary encoders and 9 faders on two banks, 10 assignable buttons, and 16 drum pads. If you want portability and a great bed then the SL88 Grand, If you want internal sounds the Yamaha S90XS, If you don't need internal sounds and portability doesn't matter, then the Kawai VPC1. If you are looking for an 88 keyboard you likely want the piano feel as well. It’s nice that you are able to do so. Granted this is from the late 90's early 2000 and with the 900 and 800 series of controllers as well as the fully weighted hammer action keybed in the Ensoniq synths. Doepfer LMK4+ 88 GH GR without Case. "waiting for connection", or to confirm something), the SL Editor crashes. It doesn’t have the usual midi controller features, like … I've already played several RD2000 and like the action as well as the layout. How is the interface? Doepfer PK88 GH. This is how my Casio PX-130 behaves as well. there must be also a calibration tool )The calibration prozedure was a little bit strange IIRC as i endet up in a setting that looked slightly odd to me.was the low-high weighting or something like this IIRC, _Since then am i VERY HAPPY with the Keybed. This is the first week, and I'll try to update if as I find out more or anything changes; • It feels great. Thank you eriks for the links to the RD2000 keybed design and also to DefaulT for your input as well. The Fatar keyboards always had Note off-Velocity (at least my 25 year old Doepfer LMK3 has). It's a tough decision for me. Fatar TP10 from the 90s, small hammers made from plastic:http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m305...mech01.jpg, Fatar TP40/Wood:http://medias.audiofanzine.com/images/normal/928070.jpghttp://www.cndzq.com/bbs/data/attachmen...ams4kv.jpg. This is an improvement over my old Stage 88's TP40, which had one notably "hot" C Sharp. You get your pitch and mod wheels, 2 assignable buttons and a volume slider. Comparing the curves produced by a control stick and AT when recorded into Logic, it does appear the AT is lower resolution. Great information. - The colors in the display has faded quite a bit. Thank you Funky40 and revp01. thats the drawback. Other than that is has dual zone keyboard splitting, so you can have two instruments on the keyboard at the same time, a pitch/mod joystick combo, octave control, and two buttons. Nice and easy. 5. In the context of this particular article, I can better explain that decision. And not much else. still had my Kronos, just switched them on the table.so be warned if you test a SL88Grand in the shop ! Let’s quickly go through them. ... Best proprietary keybeds I found are made by Kawai because it is their intent to have the best keybeds at every price point against the competing products. Studiologic SL88 Grand. You lose all the sliders and pretty lights, though. When I started looking for a new stage controller for Pianoteq & Komplete 11 (via Reaper Live), I wasn't sure if I would find something affordable with the features. $499.95 for our US readers, see the Studiologic SL88 on Amazon). As far as I can tell, it's built like a tank. With this piece of equipment, we’re getting on the more serious side of the spectrum. 33 . SL88 Grand, SL88 Studio, Sledge 2.0, Sledge Black Edition, Numa Concert, Numa Stage, Numa Compact. Only time will tell. I am currently looking at picking up Studiologic's SL88 Grand keyboard. If you want more features from your keyboard whilst keeping a fairly low budget, then Nektar Impact might be the way to go. It can be found in most major retailers, for £399.00 or €479.00 (approx. .....my one was massively taped by DHL when it got here. So even though the SL88 Grand is only about 3-5lbs lighter than the S90XS, it is a lot smaller in length and this makes transporting easier. The ladies like it because it's easier to play than the real Grand, but I have hands like catcher's mitts so I LOVE the harder Yamaha grand feel. Though i *wanted* to love it, I hate it, mostly because I do care about aftertouch and the SL88 grand appears only to be capable of on/off and nothing in between. You see an image of the keyboard, you click on the button you want to set up and set it up. ;-). I had noticed something similar with the breath input jack on my Acuna; there was essentially only so fast the Acuna would register changes in value from the BC-3 I had plugged in. While you can get affordable controllers with 88 keys, if you want other features such as faders, drum pads and so on, those add to the price. 33 ratings . Looking closer at this, it seems to be a generally laggy/smoothed response, as even releasing pressure seems to have slight delay compared to the other channels (pedal, control sticks). I am considering to buy the SL73 (when it comes out) as a second USB (master) keyboard. But, it’s not without downsides. The keyboard of the VPC1, with its long, solid wood keys, offset balance rail (between black and white keys), and general heft and inertia, feels much more like an acoustic piano than the keyboard of the SL88 Grand. It looks like a very impressive keyboard. Regarding DefaultITs comments about the damper, yes, the first two jack are switches, the last two are continous. I'm inclined to agree with you regarding the SL88 complaints on the net. (function(){window.mc4wp=window.mc4wp||{listeners:[],forms:{on:function(evt,cb){window.mc4wp.listeners.push({event:evt,callback:cb});}}}})(); 88 key controllers are definitely not for everybody and there are a few reasons for that. 13 . For n-th time I mention on various places - if you like RD-2000 action, the same one is also found in cheaper FP-90. I also haven't had any deformation issues with 2 other metal-cased Studiologic boards...I'll let you know if anything comes up with this one. Pretty much all you could expect from a keyboard, with the added benefit of the hammer action. Thanks for your post. If I had to describe it, it gives the impression of a .1-.2 second latency. I like both of them, too, but apart from that they are significantly more expensive, the advantage of the SL88 is also that's quite small. I needed part workstation, part stage piano, part software controller. Doesn’t really grab me but I imagine that it would grab a lot of people. It was a nightmare. In terms of connectivity, you get plenty of options with four pedal inputs, one midi input and two outputs and of course, USB for your computer. I have the Studiologic SL88 editor software running in Wine under Linux, seems to work except for some crashes here and there, but as I've not yet bought an SL88 I can't say how it will work with the actual hardware attached. If only action is of importance, then FP-90 makes sense financially (that's what I was getting at). 19 Customers . At no additional cost to you we will earn a commission if you decide to buy through these links. In terms of features, you don’t get much past the essentials. This video helps you to decide which is best for you! Feels GOOD but there's an unnatural bounce. Which one is better? FP-90 has the same action as RD-2000 at less the price. Not weighted / synth action – you’ll find this in most entry-level digital pianos and midi controllers. Notes on new Studiologic SL88 Grand - pretty impressed. Thank you so much eriks for the fine pics. ( edit: wait, must have been another tool, not the editor. Studiologic SL88 Grand. I have 3 Sam Ashes and I think 4 Guitar Centers close to me an none of them have the SL88 Grand on display. Another quick note, you’ll probably be going to need a keyboard stand so make sure you check out our guide on those as well. I'm torn between the RD-2000 and the SL88 Grand. You can also split the keyboards into zones, up to 3 if you into this kind of usage. I always love using Yamaha because of the way I can just plug into Mac and it just works, no installing driver sort of thing needed. K&M 18810 Black. I was again trying the SL88 Grand the last week for some hours in the next shop, after doing so with the VPC1 and the Roland, and I'm still convinced that the SL88 will fit best (for my subjective taste). Going back to the initial question, if you really want to be a serious player then yes, you’ll need such a keyboard. In a previous article on our favorite midi keyboards, we also included one 88 hammer action keyboard. It did feel great, while a bit lighter than this SL88, which suits the electric sounds that board was so good at (it's a decent compromise between an acoustic and a Rhodes). One interesting but kind of gimmicky feature is the D-beam controller. Any questions let me know. I didn’t open the case and remove the action from my own SL88 Grand to examine it closely. So for me thats a great difference. One week ago I bought the Studio Logic SL88 Studio... identical to the Grand model except for the keybed. It is monophonic, outputting a single value for the highest pressure on any combination of keys. http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m305...mech01.jpg, http://medias.audiofanzine.com/images/normal/928070.jpg, http://www.cndzq.com/bbs/data/attachmen...ams4kv.jpg, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4r2NB...Q43sMawLcA, https://digitalpianobestreview.com/tag/...vs-rd-800/. Most of the controllers on the market only allow you to control 1 midi channel at a time. £1,179. 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